Paul Wissaert

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full namePaul•Wissaert
Used namePaul•Wissaert
Born13 May 1885 in Bruxelles (Brussels), Région de Bruxelles-Capitale (BEL)
Died5 July 1972 in Schaerbeek, Région de Bruxelles-Capitale (BEL)
NOC Belgium


Belgian Paul Wissaert, who studied in Bruxelles, Paris and Florence, was mainly a medal artist, but also did some sculpture. He created the Resistance Medal, which was awarded to Belgian resistance fighters from World War II. Wissaert also designed the 1935 50 Francs commemorative coin commemorating the centennial of the Belgian Railways and the World Exposition of 1935 in Bruxelles and additional commemorative coins for the Belgian state.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1936 Summer Olympics Art Competitions BEL Paul Wissaert
Sculpturing, Medals, Open (Olympic) HC